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I have struggled with this film Tried watching it twice, years apart, and got about halfway, thinking, what s the fucking point here But recently, on cable, I caught some of the back half, including the trippy dream sequence and saw there wasgoing on And this here little book has helped show me the way I think I get it now I stand corrected I, too, will abide I deeply respect the Coens though they have always been hit or miss for me loved Fargo , Llewyn Davis , Buster Scrugg I have struggled with this film Tried watching it twice, years apart, and got about halfway, thinking, what s the fucking point here But recently, on cable, I caught some of the back half, including the trippy dream sequence and saw there wasgoing on And this here little book has helped show me the way I think I get it now I stand corrected I, too, will abide I deeply respect the Coens though they have always been hit or miss for me loved Fargo , Llewyn Davis , Buster Scruggs and No Country and well enjoyed O Brother , Barton Fink , Man Who Wasn t There and Serious Man but didn t at all care for Raising Arizona , Hail, Caesar , Miller s Crossing or Blood Simple and maybe it s life s lack of perfect formula that makes it so damn interesting Some unexpected free time this April allowed me to revisit the Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski via the BFI Film Classic monograph by J.M Tyree and Ben Walters I am really enjoying this series There s basically four sections and the first The mix tape Movie discusses the seemingly unrelated discrepancies in the film like the Dude s friendship with Walter, the dream sequences, and that picture of Nixon bowling in the Dude s room Section Two, Out of the Past discusses the film in con Some unexpected free time this April allowed me to revisit the Coen brothers classic The Big Lebowski via the BFI Film Classic monograph by J.M Tyree and Ben Walters I am really enjoying this series There s basically four sections and the first The mix tape Movie discusses the seemingly unrelated discrepancies in the film like the Dude s friendship with Walter, the dream sequences, and that picture of Nixon bowling in the Dude s room Section Two, Out of the Past discusses the film in connection to Howard Hawks film version of The Big Sleep and the novel it was adapted from by Raymond Chandler The third section, What Makes A Man is concerned with the Coen s concept of masculinity and the idea of the hero in connection with subverting Chandler s version of the modern noir hero And the last section, The Religion of Laughter, looks at the really important themes of the film that counteract the criticism of the Coens being cold, calculating and heartless in their film making the film is essentially about the friendship and democratic fun that bowling gives people It was another chance to revisit a film that never fails to entertain on repeat viewings the mark of a true classic In their analysis of The Big Lebowski, the authors catch the anti materialism, warmth, and humanity in the work of Joel and Ethan Coen that too many critics who label them as cold stylists or postmodern ironists keep missing. Some wonderful framing and analysis, though I d like to see a wider range of sources and approaches to the film a feature of many of the BFI series. Didn t tell me much I didn t know about Lebowski or its production, though it did make a great argument for the Dude as a genuine hero with a defined moral code, tying together the Big Lebowski s line about what is a man with the use Dylan s The Man in Me and the Dude s actions throughout Read it in one sitting,or less, and it was far from the most unpleasant way I ve ever passed a few hours. Contains a few interesting insights, notably the way the stylistic mish mash of the film resembles the variety of isolated subcultures of Los Angeles and the way the film fits into an oeuvre spanning critique of masculinity on the part of the Coens a late comparison to authors of postmodern literature such as David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers was intriguing, but was thrown in the mix much too late to become substantively developed in any way Overall, the authors spend a lot of time fleshing Contains a few interesting insights, notably the way the stylistic mish mash of the film resembles the variety of isolated subcultures of Los Angeles and the way the film fits into an oeuvre spanning critique of masculinity on the part of the Coens a late comparison to authors of postmodern literature such as David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers was intriguing, but was thrown in the mix much too late to become substantively developed in any way Overall, the authors spend a lot of time fleshing out ideas that are not hugely original and thus fail to shed much new light on the subject matter, only elucidating in slightly greater detail what s already fairly widely understood They mentioned in the beginning that they hoped not to overwhelm the comedy of the film by focusing overly much on the themes, but honestly, they really don t do the comedy or the themes justice And my goodness, there are some jarring factual errors here, for example, the claim that John Travolta is reading Madame Bovary on the toilet in Pulp Fiction, instead of the could hardly bedifferent Modesty Blaise All of the BFI series books I ve read so far are outstanding and insightful, and this one is no different Definitely aimed towards the fan, it points out little details you probably don t notice or at least that I didn t notice and points out the Raymond Chandler tie ins Recommended for all Brother Shamus. There are many Lebowski books This is the best I have read Takes itself surprisingly seriously with good effect. 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